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Born: December 4, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, playwright, dresser

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An Emmy Award-winning actress for her portrayal of Nancy Weston on the hit drama "Thirtysomething," Patricia Wettig solidified a nuanced acting career on both stage and screen. Known for the warmth and sensitivity she brought to her roles, this blue-eyed actress most recently appeared on the Fox drama "Prison Break" and also garnered attention for her work as a playwright.

An Emmy Award-winning actress for her portrayal of Nancy Weston on the hit drama "Thirtysomething," Patricia Wettig solidified a nuanced acting career on both stage and screen. Known for the warmth and sensitivity she brought to her roles, this blue-eyed actress most recently appeared on the Fox drama "Prison Break" and also garnered attention for her work as a playwright.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lackawanna Blues (2005) Cast
2.
 Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998) Mrs Lusk
3.
 Nightmare in Big Sky Country (1998) Marty Bethel
4.
 Bongwater (1998)
5.
 Kansas (1995) Virginia Farley
6.
 Nothing But the Truth (1995) Jill Ross
7.
8.
 Parallel Lives (1994) Rebecca Stone
9.
 Me & Veronica (1992) Veronica
10.
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Moved to New York City to begin stage career; as a member of Circle Repertory Company appeared in such productions as "The Wool Gatherer", "A Tale Told", and, opposite William Hurt, "The Diviner"
1982:
Played featured role in CBS crime drama pilot, "Parole"
1987:
Appeared as Nancy Weston on ABC's serial drama, "thirtysomething"
1991:
Made feature film debut in "Guilty By Suspicion"
1991:
Co-starred in "City Slickers"
1992:
Had lead as a rape victim in the CBS TV-movie "Taking Back My Life"
1994:
Reprised her role in the sequel "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold"
1995:
Garnered praise for appearance in the unsold pilot "Kansas" (ABC)
1995:
Portrayed a judge in the short-lived CBS series "Courthouse"
1998:
Had featured role in "Dancer, Texas"
1998:
Recurring role on "L.A. Doctors," (CBS) as love interest to Dr. Roger Cattan, played by her husband and former thirtysomething co-star Ken Olin
2001:
Made debut as playwright at a summer theater festival in NYC
2002:
Recurring role of CIA psycho-therapist Dr. Judy Barnett on "Alias," which was produced and directed by her husband Ken Olin
2005:
Portrayed Vice President Caroline Reynolds on the Fox television drama "Prison Break"
2005:
Cast in the HBO original movie "Lackawanna Blues"
2006:
Cast on the ABC drama, "Brothers & Sisters"
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Education

Ohio Wesleyan University: Delaware , Ohio -
University of Aberdeen: -
Temple University: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -
The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York -
Smith College: Northampton , Massachusetts - 2001

Notes

Has also made television appearances on such series as "St. Elsewhere", "Police Story" (in story, "Cop Killer" opposite husband Ken Olin) and "L.A. Law"

She is a recipient with Ken Olin of the first Humanitarian Award from the Friends of the Wellness Community-Westside.

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husband:
Ken Olin. Actor. Born on July 30, 1955; met in 1982 when they acted together on stage in "A Streetcar Named Desire"; married three months later in 1982; one of her co-stars on "thirtysomething" (though the characters they played were each married to other people); also acted together on "L.A. Doctors".

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son:
Clifford Olin. Born c. 1983; father, Ken Olin.
daughter:
Roxanne Elizabeth Olin. Born on November 5, 1985; father, Ken Olin.

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